When the sunny days arrive, the villages around Pérouges take on a festive atmosphere to the sound of concerts from the Pérouges Spring Festival. THE unmissable musical event in Ain, east of Lyon.
Every year, it announces the beautiful season around Pérouges! The festival of Perouges Spring it's more than 25 years of music French and international artists. An event awaited by residents and visitors to the region. The opportunity to experience festive moments in exceptional places, for intimate concerts or spectacular stages.
IMPORTANT : The castle of St-Maurice-de-Rémens is located 15 km from the village of Pérouges and 8km from Ambérieu-en-Bugey. (See on the map)
A brief history of Printemps de Pérouges
Enchanted three sisters: Marie, Elsa and Anne-Lise. One day Marie, opera singer, launched the idea of a classical music festival in the church-fortress of Pérouges. She probably did not imagine that this highlight would become 25 years later, a unmissable event in Ain.
Small festival will become big…
Le Perouges Spring today it is an organization led by a passionate team. To support them: a solid technical team and a plethora of loyal volunteers – and on the job! And it is necessary to manage each edition the logistics, the public and the dozens of artists of the festival.
The great idea of a festival designed “around the voice” has become a great adventure that continues to delight festival-goers. Especially since the concert venues and their surroundings are not lacking in charm. Starting with the unbeatable, medieval town of Pérouges !
Did you know? All concerts take place outside the village of Pérouges, about 10 km around the town. For what ? Because the historic center is far too small to host an event of this scale!
A festival & 3 exceptional places
What’s special about the Pérouges spring? His different sites and decorations extraordinary for unforgettable outdoor evenings. All, about 10 km outside of Pérouges!
Concerts at the St-Exupéry house
Since 2023, the Printemps de Pérouges has set its stage in the park of St-Exupéry's childhood home ! Musical evenings under the stars, with major artists.
Fiery atmosphere in the festival space with more than 8000 seats. Food trucks, deckchairs, entertainment and of course the festival bar. A exceptional setting for spectacular concerts and as close as possible to the artists. An open air full of beautiful vibrations and grandiose scenes.
The Château de Chazey, an exceptional setting for intimate concerts
A real fairy tale castle, it is the setting for concerts in petit committee* from the Printemps de Pérouges. These are a bit off from Printemps de Pérouges (*300 places, all the same). Every fall, the beautiful courtyard and garden hidden from view by the ramparts come alive with a beautiful energy. The artists of the festival alternately resonate this exceptional place festive vibes or smooth emotions. Here the party takes on another dimension, under the centenary trees of the park.
The Polo Club, the open-air party
The greatest French and international musical artists have performed on the Polo Club stage. Scorpions, ZZ Top, Johnny Hallyday, Sting, the scene of the Plaine de l'Ain has seen more than one big name. A titanic installation, erected especially for the time of the festival to receive nearly 10000 people! An atmosphere worthy of the greatest outdoor festivals, in the heart of Ain. Food-trucks and deckchairs invite you to chill*, with a cold glass in your hand, while waiting for your idol.
*to chill = daydream, laze around in English
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Contact Printemps de Pérouges
For any questions about programming and ticketing:
- 04 72 19 77 45 (Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.) / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Printemps de Pérouges Facebook page
The tourist office at Printemps de Pérouges
The advisers of the tourism office come to meet festival-goers during certain concerts. Find it tourist information booth, to know everything about places to visit et good addresses around the festival.
IMPORTANT: The tourist office (Pérouges Bugey Tourisme) is self-employed of the Pérouges Spring Festival. For ticket sales, complaints and refunds, contact the festival live (see contacts above)